Interview attire is usually either corporate wear or business casual.
If you are liaising with a recruiter, be sure to ask about the recommended attire for the specific company.
If you are unsure, err on the side of caution and dress in corporate business attire.
Corporate wear may include:
- A tailored suit or matching skirt suit.
- Blouse or tailored shirt.
- Pantyhose, although optional, always impress!
Business casual may include:
- Tailored pants or skirt. Skirts should preferably be knee length or longer.
- Blouse, tailored shirt, fine knit cardigan.
- Tailored dress.
- Clothes should be clean, ironed and well fitting.
- Shoes should be in excellent condition. Avoid open toe shoes or sandals. Best to choose business or dress shoes for men and classic heels, ballet flats or stylish dress boots for women.
- Don’t go overboard on make up! Keep it simple and natural, adding some lipstick and mascara. Make sure nails are neat with no chipped nail polish.
- Hair should be clean and nicely styled. If you have long hair, consider wearing it up.
- Accessories can add a lovely touch to your look but be sure to keep it simple.
- Small earrings, a few key pieces of jewelry or a classy scarf. Best of all, when you look your best, you are likely to feel more confident and this may motivate you to excel in an interview!